How is Dientamoeba fragilis infection prevented?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Maria A Garcia Fernandez, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Control measures to limit spread of parasites include the following:

  • Disinfect surfaces and equipment handled by children infected by the parasite.

  • Disinfect diapering areas.

  • Separate diapering areas from food preparation sites.

  • Educate about handwashing techniques.

  • Improve personal hygiene.

  • Separate symptomatic individuals.

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